‘Swamp Thing’ Series Coming to DC Streaming Service in 2019

According to the Hollywood Reporter, a live-action Swamp Thing TV series “…has landed a script-to-series order at DC Universe, the upcoming DC-branded streaming service.”

The series will be “Based on the DC Comics characters created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, the one-hour drama series would follow CDC researcher Abby Arcane, who returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus. She develops a surprising bond with scientist Alec Holland, only to have him tragically taken from her. But as powerful forces descend on Houma, intent on exploiting the swamp’s mysterious properties for their own purposes, Abby will discover that the swamp holds mystical secrets, and the potential love of her life may not be dead after all.”

The show is set for a 2019 launch. As far as the announced creative talent involved, “Mark Verheiden and Gary Dauberman will serve as writers and executive producers.  James Wan and Michael Clear will also executive produce via Wan’s Atomic Monster banner. Rob Hackett of Atomic Monster will serve as co-producer.”

This is exciting news for fans of the character, and if handled properly, the series could become an intelligent and terrifying edition to the streaming service.  Hopefully the new series will veer closer to the source material than previous versions of the character such as Wes Craven’s 1982 film adaptation or the more forgettable sequel Return of the Swamp Thing.  The character also was featured in a 72 episode series on the USA Network that ran from 1990 to 1993 (and starred the original actor that portrayed “Swampie” in the films, Dick Durock).   Swamp Thing also got his own cartoon in 1991, but the series only ran for a total of five episodes.

Stay tuned to Horror News Network for more details about the Swamp Thing series as they are announced.

Nick Banks
Nick Banks
Nick joined the website in 2015. His lifelong love of comics and horror began with Universal Monsters and the Incredible Hulk. He has fond memories of going to Waldbaum’s supermarket with his mother and being rewarded with a 3-pack of sealed comics. It’s been all downhill from there… Since those early days, his life has been immersed in four color action and scares on the silver screen.

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